Polaris Alpha

  • Space Operations Strategic Advisor

    Location Colorado Springs, CO
    Req #
    Position Type
    Full Time
    FLSA Status
    Security Clearance
    Required Top Secret
  • Benefits

    In addition to a competitive salary, Polaris Alpha offers excellent benefits to full-time employees:

    • Medical, Dental, and Vision
    • Life and AD&D coverage at 3x annual salary
    • 401k plan, 4% non-elective contributions for all eligible employees and participants are 100% vested in plan from date of enrollment
    • 4+ weeks of PTO and 10 Paid Holidays observed
    • Education Assistance Program
    • Relocation may be considered

    Benefits are subject to change

    Job Description

    Polaris Alpha (“Polaris”), a Parsons company, provides advanced technical capabilities, specialized domain expertise and mission critical solutions to Department of Defense and Intelligence Community customers. The company has approximately 1,500 employees with major offices in Colorado Springs, CO, Fredericksburg, VA, Annapolis Junction, MD, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, and Alexandria, VA and works on-site with our customers both domestically and internationally. 

    Our Space Operations Division is passionate about making America the undisputed leader in Space because we understand that ensuring our nation’s security for future generations depends on it. Polaris creates game changing space solutions by teaming highly respected subject matter experts with brilliant technologists. Are you well-versed in the challenges facing our nation in the space domain? Do you have a vision for how to solve those challenges? We need your help.

    Our team is looking for a thought leader in the Space community who can help develop our corporate strategy in this rapidly growing industry. As Strategic Advisor, you will utilize your domain knowledge to help us promote our existing capabilities, identify new opportunities, design innovative solutions to some of the Intelligence Community’s and DoD’s toughest problems and show them why we are the right team for the job.
    Becoming an authority on our Space mission solutions and core competencies
    Networking with industry and government leaders in the Space Community
    Assisting in the evaluation of opportunities to ensure resources are optimized in the pursuit of new business
    Leading business intelligence efforts within the Space Operations business area
    Developing and evaluating teaming opportunities with industry partners
    Interfacing with corporate Strategic Initiatives and Marketing teams to promote the Division’s brand and capabilities
    Assisting with developing the strategic vision for the Space Operations Division
    Leading the development of contract proposals and managing them through to completion
    Learning about other capabilities across the Polaris Alpha enterprise that could be leveraged in pursuit of new opportunities
    Assisting with the day-to-day management of programs on an as needed basis to include interfacing with customers, developing requirements, managing program financials, scheduling and reporting

    Required Skills

    Bachelor’s Degree or higher in business, engineering or a related discipline and minimum 3-5 years working in business development with demonstrated success in capturing new business. Eight (8) years of additional experience, applicable training and/or certifications may be substituted for the Bachelor’s Degree.
    In-depth knowledge of IC/DoD Space capabilities and programs and a firm grasp of the community’s challenges and priorities
    Working knowledge of IC/DoD acquisition policies, procedures and requirements
    Strong written and verbal communication skills
    Ability to clearly and effectively communicate highly technical information to corporate leadership, industry partners and prospective clients
    This position requires the selected candidate to hold an active Department of Defense TS DCID eligiblity security clearance which requires US citizenship while working in support of a government contract.
    Direct work experience supporting space programs in the National Space Defense Center, JSpOC/CsPOC, NRO, NASA, STRATCOM or SSDP
    Demonstrated experience in business development to include working capture on specific opportunities, preferably in the space domain

    Desired Skills

    Working relationships with existing and/or prospective customers in the IC/DoD Space community
    Background in program management and/or systems engineering supporting IC or DoD programs

    EOE M/F/D/V
    Polaris Alpha is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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